Viliam Štrelinger

executive director

Producer and executive producer. He worked on successful Slovak films such as Kandidát (Candidate), Čiara (The Line), or Amnestie (Amnesty). He functioned as financial director of Visegrad Film Forum for six years. He produced several online ads and online series. He is a father of 3, loves cycling and martial arts.

Maroš Hečko

art director

The founder of festival AZYL SHORTS, established slovak producer, screenwriter and musician. The author of successful film, television and radio projects (1OOnázorov, OdVeci). He wrote several novels and co-worked on many films. At present he’s working on screenwriting and film production. His last film for cinemas was Zátopek, which he co-produced.

Patrícia Alexia Pošová

festival coordinator

Alex is quite a fresh graduate of Production of the audiovisual art at Film and Television Faculty at VŠMU. Besides that, she was also at Media communication at Academy of Media for a year. She loves to apply her working experience mostly to the world of advertisement and festivals. She cooperated on preparation of many film and music festivals as a line producer and coordinator (Festival AZYL, Fest Anča, Febiofest, VFF, Pohoda, Jazz days etc.) She is satisfied when things are in order. In personal life she never refuses good coffee, book, film, music and flight ticket, even to the end of the world.

Filip Kubiš

technical coordinator

Filip is former main coordinator of Festival AZYL in the years 2008-2012, in present facilitator and IT consultant, he operated in start-up projects. He gradually returned to the festival since 2018 and became a full member again in 2020. Currently he works in advertising production and marketing.  He is interested in psychology, fighting sports, IT and film.

Paulína Vítková

coordinator of distribution and film licenses

Paulína was born in a Liptov region and besides mountains and nature she mostly likes to create something. That’s why she loves art in any shape. She graduated Film screenwriting and dramaturgy at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, but during studies she undertook film production as well. She cooperated on film projects Janove zrno (Jan’s grain) (2019), Amnestie – Film o filme (Amnesty – Making of) (2019) and Spomienky ’89 (Memories ’89) (2019), the latest as screenwriter on feature documentary film Geruca (2022) that will premiere in September. With her partner Michal Stasak they run creative film studio RYL Motion. She worked on AZYL SHORTS for three years in different positions. This year as coordinator of distribution and film licenses. Besides festival, she takes care of her one year old kids – twins and works on writing a new series.

Dominika Vanková


Dominika is a graduate of VŠMU, Production and distribution department. She worked as coordinator of production on films Amnestie (Amnesty), Zátopek, Slovo (The Word) and as second director’s assistant on film Láska hory prenáša (Avalanche of love) and series KRIMI KRAJ in production of TV JOJ. Besides cinematography, she’s actively engaged in dancing. You can see her at Theatre Nová scéna in several musicals. She loves traveling, beer and spending time with friends and family. Besides preparing of the festival, she’s starting preparations for her own wedding that she plans in a year.

Dominika Kramerová

graphic designer

Dominika is a graphic designer who studied graphic design at School of Visual Arts in New York and from her 19 years she lived in different places around the world. She specializes in creating visual identities for brands and along that she works on her own designing of yoga mats in cooperation with @pepeandwolf. In 2021 she established her own design studio with her boyfriend and in present she lives and works from Bali.

Daniela Grečnerová

advertising and marketing

Danka studied Faculty of mass media communication in Trnava. She worked in Fun Radio,, cofounder of and winner of in 2015 with project In present she is CEO and PR manager in House of ukulele agency.

Andrej Polakovič


Right now a 28-years old, at the time of the festival will be 29-years old. Born, studied and working in Banská Bystrica. In May 2018 he successfully graduated with a master’s degree at Academy of Arts, Acting department under František Výrostko and Tomáš Mischura. From April 2019 he worked in the theatre Bábkové divadlo na Rázcestí as actor/puppeteer and since 2022 he works as PR manager in the cultural centre Záhrada – centrum nezávislej kultúry. Besides that, he moderates, sings, does slam poetry, helps with organizing various events not only in Záhrada. He is around LGBTI+ community , loves Pokemon, food (making and eating) and films/series of all genres (actually he likes horrors the best).

Matej Žilák

IT support, web

Programmer with 10 years experience in web and mobile technologies. Besides freelancing, he is educating young programmers and he took part in various projects (eDoku, Vectary, Kniha_FM, 100názorov). His hobbies are game engineering and composing hard music.

Jaro Alman

administratívna podpora

Long time festival supporter.